She has coined her operation “Bridging the Gap.” It began more simply as awebsite and Facebook group soliciting pen pals for prisoners who submit a picture, a bio, and a fee.Such sites have existed since the 1990s, and there are now nearly 50, in addition to dozens of Facebook and Yahoo groups that together boast more than 100,000 free-worlders looking for incarcerated people to write.Our parents were close friends, and we’d grown up together. I loved his pug nose, his fiery red hair, and his teasing smiles.But as his school detentions led to expulsions and, eventually, arrests for possession of weed and then burglaries, we fell out of touch.Renea has become part of a network of small businesses that help prisoners keep in touch with these pen pals, in addition to friends and family on the outside.
But in the spring of 2006, Justin came back into my life with a phone call from my mother.
Many of the women on this website are in search of positive friends, Period.
*The User (you) must be at least 18 years of age to use this website * It is the User's (your) responsibility to preserve the user's (your) safety when communicating with the inmates that are listed on this website.
This time, he’d really screwed up, my mom told me; he’d been arrested as an accomplice in a double murder.
His friend, a prescription drug addict, snapped one night and shot two of his dealers.